B Too
B Too

B Too

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.btoo.com/
  • Phone: (202) 627-2800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday : 7 am - 10 pm
    Friday: 7 am - 11 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 11 pm
    Sunday: 9 am - 10 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Executive Chef: Bart Vandaele
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Street & Rhode Island Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from B Too
B Too is a restaurant dedicated to Belgium through cuisine and design. With a Belgian menu, Chef and Owner Bart Vandaele has thrown his life's work into this metropolitan masterpiece.
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B Too reviews from OpenTable diners
236 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (139)neighborhood gem (119)great for brunch (86)hot spot (56)good for groups (55)great for lunch (46)special occasion (41)notable wine list (36)vibrant bar scene (29)romantic (19)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (12)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • MilanoVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    always a winner - seems like it is getting better and better - the waiter really understood the menu!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Hard to find parking. So makes it a (good) neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun brunch experience
    alissa
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Despite a few glitches in food and service, overall really enjoyed our brunch at B Too. Party of 7 people, personal visit from Chef Bart and some really tasty dishes made up for some otherwise "fine" waffles, smallish portions, an order a bucket of bacon that we didn't order (yet somehow still managed to eat...) and some lapses in attention (asked for the cocktail list, never received it, had to ask a few times for maple syrup, etc. nothing big). Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was good but service was a miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    it took about 15 minutes until we got our first round of cocktails. the whole purpose of having a cocktail is to have it before dinner so you can actually order a glass of wine or whatever with your meal. I noticed that the server failed to enter our cocktails into the system, and he was behind the bar making them. the lobster was ok. I didn't care for the sweet taste of it. was expecting more on the savory side. also, they had a soup on the menu that they planned to take off the following day. very disappointing. in addition, I think they were blowing air conditioning in the place while the outside was a nice temperature of 23 degrees. I probably won't go back to try the dining room but will hit the bar ... seems like it is much more cozy there than the dining room area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer and mussels in cool atmosphere
    jct48VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    It was a quiet Sunday night. We sat at the bar and enjoyed terrific cheeses, charcuterie, and mussels, along with crisp Belgian ales. Truly delightful. Would go back again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too busy on weekends?
    Tense
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    -Requested downstairs seating in both the open table reservation, and when I arrived at the restaurant before waiting at the bar. Did not get seated where I requested. -Sat along a busy aisle in the retaurant, got bumped by staff several times. -Something wrong with kitchen exhaust; area around kitchen very smoky. No change in a year. -Despite many visits to Belga, Bart did not recognize us or bother to stop by for a greeting. -More important, Bart was barking commands at the staff that created a tense environment in the dinning room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-Too or not B-Too
    Cinn
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Talk about energetic! I went on a busy Saturday night. The moment you walk through the door, the energy level ruminates through your body. While it was a bit crowded, I did not feel like it was difficult to maneuver. The service, from entry to exit, was great and the food was superb. While they're known for their Belgian themed cuisines, I opted for a medium rare steak that was cooked to perfection. I will be returning to sample their other fares. Overall, a wonderful DC gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GO to B Too!
    Rosemary
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent service, great beer menu, yummy scallops...what's not to like and we made it to the Studio Theatre with time to spare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pas chouette...
    bigpants
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went to try the steak frites, very disappointing. Uninspired service, onglet was not very flavorful and served in chewy chunks rather than thin slices, and the fries were limp and oily, nothing like true crispy Belgian frites. Not one to repeat.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • what happened to this place?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Prices on the check were higher than prices listed on the menu. Our waiter was hard to find and forgetful. I used to love this place, but something has happened there with management.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had the Nordic special menu
    DCPattieVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Nordic was very nicely prepare, though I discovered that I don't like mackerel, a very fishy fish. The cod was marvelous. Martinis and cava good. It was relatively quiet because we were way in the back and most of the diners and bar hoppers and action were up front. A welcome relief from the usual noise of 14th Street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Amazing waffles and egg combinations! All about presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was perfect!!!!
    Sarah
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    the food was delicious, we went a bit earlier than brunch time but the service was fast and efficient. the waffles are amazing! definitely a thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    SSinPGH
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I read a few of the earlier reviews that had some complaints about the service, but clearly they've addressed that. We had excellent service from start to finish - the hostess, bartender, and waiter were all very attentive and provided great service. The chef even stopped by our table on a very busy night just to make sure we liked everything. The food was some of the most memorable and interesting I've had in a long time, and I'd absolutely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was one of my worst dining experiences in DC. Food was a disaster - "beef stew" was bland beef with nothing else to it, unsalted duck breast, half scalding hot and half cold, soggy and lukewarm fries - and expensive for what it was. My husband ordered a beer on draft and they came and poured it for him from a bottle without asking if he wanted an alternative. Waiter had no knowledge of food or beer. It was loud and the room was extremely overcrowded.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    CitrineDC
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and great staff! My toddler loved the mac n' cheese. We loved the steak tartar, roasted lobster, and milk-poached halibut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    Vgoe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A local friend recommended to us as out of towners and we were thrilled. We actually went earlier then expected and they were gracious accommodating us. James, our waiter, helped us find amazing choices on the creative menu. Don't pass up the lobster waffle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Fave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is my fave spot in the city. Amazing food, great service and best of all it's around the corner from my place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Have been to B Too many times and love it. This visit was on a slow Sunday evening and I feel like it was an off-night. Food was okay, but didn't impress me like on past visits. Also, the service was very spotty and slow. I think there were only two waiters. So perhaps it's best to avoid going here on a Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was great
    NoiseReductionNeeded
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went here for a family birthday celebration. 4 adults/4 kids. Kids ranged in age from 4-14. All really enjoyed the food. Kids liked the chocolate milk and hot chocolate. Coffee was strong. Not too loud either, which is always a bonus. We were sitting downstairs and there were a lot of people, but did not feel claustrophobic. We will definitely go back again. NOTE: we went on a Sunday at 11:30am and parking was VERY hard to find. The parking garages were all closed to. So might want to plan your time a little better than we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday1VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Everything was great. Only complaint, felt we were a bit rushed to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for anteStudio dining
    7hom7homVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Steak frites done right. Very gracious when I explained that my dining partner was a surprise no show. Clever presentation for strawberry ice cream sundae [the two women at next table took notice]. The only hitch was a delay in postDinner coffee; but that turned out to be an immediately fresh brew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    After two lunches at B Too, I would say that the food is very good, creative and not overpriced, service was excellent (once seated) both visits, but the ambiance is anywhere from average to excellent, depending on where you sit. That is my only real complaint with B Too, the way you are seated and the differences depending on the location of your table. Do not let the greeter/host sit you just anywhere they want (which is what they seem to want to do!). If you want quiet do not accept a table near the open kitchen, if you want to enjoy the ambiance don't sit at one of the faraway tables which can feel feel closed off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for brunch
    Hollypolly
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went to B Too for brunch and were impressed. The decor and menu were great! The cocktails are pricey for brunch so I don't recommend it for a long meal, and the music was pretty loud and clubtastic for a Saturday morning. Other than that, the food and service were great! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    toddeindc
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was delicious. Table service was just adequate. I personally dislike when restaurants won't seat you at a table until the entire party is present despite making reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was lacking
    Jess05
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Decent brunch spot. I really liked the mushroom eggs on toast (not sure what the name of the dish was). I didn't like being forced to get something at the bar (at 10 am) because my friend had not yet arrived. We had a 10 am reservation. I arrived at 9:55. She arrived at 10:00. It was annoying to have to deal with the bar tab and relocation. I also think someone needs to tell the servers that restaurant staff should always yield to patrons walking through, not hurriedly push in front of them. I learned this basic tenet of restaurant service when I worked at a far less classy burger joint in college. B Too: worth another trip but not spectacular in any way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not this time
    WillVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was a disappointment tonight. Hpefully it was just a bad night and not signs of things to come. I have always had to wait past my reservation time here and tonight was not an exception. But then the service was really slow, the servers were really sloppy, and some of the food was not up to standard. I'll think twice before booking here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 people, all wonderful dishes
    EcceNerdo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Glad we booked ahead, B Too was packed and looked like we would have had a long wait if we hadn't planned ahead. That said, we booked in the afternoon and adjusted an hour out, all no problem. The food was all amazing, perfectly cooked. Each dish was interesting and has a slight twist to it, such as the brussle sprouts in duck fat. I've been to a lot of places where there was perfect food OR innovation, but B too combined both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    Batch
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to B Too a few times now and it is always outstanding!This time I organized a dinner with friends so I made a rez for 6.En route for our 730 we ran into traffic and called to let them know we may be late- they were very polite and understanding and when we did make it in around 750 they were welcoming despite the 20 min delay.We were seated immediately at a big round table, plenty of room for every one, drink orders taken right away and reordering rounds was prompt.Belgian Mule was incredible!Apps for the table: brussel sprouts, lobster waffle and fries were delish.Entrees ordered and delivered in a timely manner and all received rave reviews. Some notables:Brussels mussels,venison and scallops, mm mmm!Great attentive waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am very disapponted and embarassed with our treatment at B Too, I hosted a party of 6 people, most who hadn't been to B too previously and we were very excited to eat there. Our reservation was for 6:30, we were seated promptly and the service and food was great. At 8:10 I saw the waiter put the check on the table without asking if we wanted anything else. The waiter then leaner over and said the chef is really on me for this table and apologized saying if it was up to him we could stay but the chef likes to turn the tables over every 2 hours, I reminded him that we had been there an hour and 40 minutes and he just shrugged and walked away. Bottom line, there is too much competition on 14th street to be treated like this.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Not one complaint. Best waffle I've literally ever had in life lol.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad
    katemallVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The service was dreadful. My companion was asking the waiter a question and he walked away! Cleaned out table of EVERYTHING after we had finished our meals. No offer of a second cup of coffee just whisked away our dishes. There was NO waiting for the many tables available. The ventilation in the restaurant was terrible. My clothes reeked of smoke/grease when I got home!! The fryer is so close to the tables that the smoke consistently filled the room. Too bad. The food was really good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FInally lunch in Logan Circle
    SWDCDiner
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I've been looking for a great business lunch setting in Logan Circle since relocating from Georgetown in 2004. It is finally here. Open on Mondays. WINNER!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Breakfast they're makin waffles
    MakinWaffles
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    B Too has got the waffle thing down. I've been here twice now and can't decide between sweet or savory. The good news is-they have it all! My first trip to B Too I had the "Wafel A La Quiche". If you want savory-you cannot go wrong. Two perfectly cooked waffles, with ham/cheese quiche sitting on top. There is also a light salad served with it-so yummy. My 2nd trip I got the Mixed Berries De Brusselse Wafel-to die for. The berries looked as if they had been picked about 5 minutes early-absolute perfection. I wish there had been a little more waffle but the whipped cream and powdered sugar made up for that. Also-the cinnamon syrup was the "icing on the cake"...can't wait for my next brunch trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing and so entertaining !
    AgaOVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great spot for any occasion ! Food and atmosphere abs feeling like being in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really awesome!
    AngelaM
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The lobster waffle is to die for! The lamb was great, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent visit - Oct. 10
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I made a reservation at 8:30 this Friday, but since a table was not ready my party of three waited for about 20 mins at the bar. Finally, we were led to a table in the back of the restaurant, next to the kitchen, that was designed for 2 people but now seated 3. The waiter noticed how uncomfortable the sitting was, and offered to let us switch tables with another party once they left. However, this didn't happen until midway through our meals and seemed to be more trouble than it was worth. Service wasn't the best. I'd ordered mussels and the waiter didn't clear the pile of shells on the table until my meal was almost finished. He then brought my friends the wrong cocktail, debated with them, and finally agreed to get the correct drink.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    BrittanyVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I had come to B Too for brunch a couple times with friends and family but never had a chance to sample their dinner. So for a coworker's farewell dinner, we opted to swing by. Half the group was vegetarian and gluten free, and we all found something delicious to eat. Our server was attentive but also not overbearing which was great and allowed us to really catch up. Will definitely be coming back again for mussels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B Too
    Kathie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Delicious food, lovely presentation. We were going to the theater afterwards. We were able to leave on time with the prompt and efficient service. Will go back for the dinner with the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better when the chef is in
    localVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    simple dishes are always good; more complex ones stand out when the chef is in
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.